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Canadian Army, Marines join forces, assault mock village

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

In a scene reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, five Marine UH-1Y Hueys carrying Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, landed at the Yuma Proving Ground’s K-9 village searching for a…

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Inventor, entreprenuer, Marine, all-around good time

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Democritus, an Ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” Anyone who doubts the truth of these words need only meet Cpl. Michael “Mikey” Raymundo. “I just like to have fun and not worry about what’s going to…

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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Welcome home MWSS-371

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Smiling faces of loved ones filled the Sonoran Pueblo April 6 as the main body of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 returned home from a seven-month deployment on April 6. Families flew in from across the United States to greet their Marine as they stepped off the bus.

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Marines familiarize themselves with external lift operations

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course covers an impressive range of military exercises meant to school Marines on how to best execute operations as if they were in theater. One operation is the external lift, which involves aircraft transporting a variety…

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Opinion: Mainting a combat mindset in the face of complacency

Posted April 5, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As I return to the office from a week honing my skills with a rifle, I am reminded of how much of a desk jockey I have become, wasting away, staring at a computer and worst of all, complacent. I sit with my back to the door, staring at a…

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Yuma squadron supports NATO forces in CONUS

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Approximately 60 Marines returned from supporting a joint-service international exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, March 20. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513 integrated with service members from around the world during Exercise Mountain Roundup. The exercise saw various NATO…

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H&HS Marines medal in shooting competition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Two station Marines took home medals after participating in the Marine Corps West Division shooting matches at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Alexander Vanston, the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron adjutant and a native of West Nyack, N.Y., and Sgt. Johnny Paredez, a H&HS combat…

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Officials Discuss Troop Numbers, Partnership With Afghanistan

Posted March 29, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 ““ Troop numbers “” both Afghan and coalition “” were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security…

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VMA-214 Blacksheep honor historic Marine

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Marine Attack Squadron 214 honored the accomplishments of a former squadron pilot Feb. 9 at a memorial service in Carpinteria, Calif. The service honored Capt. Kenneth Newton Linder, a pilot in the squadron when it was still Marine Fighting Squadron 214 during WWII. Linder served aboard the USS…

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